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and abc television networks before starting her television career and next is john. i met john about 10 years ago when he was starting off and had this crazy idea of operating a training center for public defenders and he did. he's no now the president and founder and one of the contributors to gideon's army, he's from john marshall law school where he teaches law and criminal procedure. he was in the post katrina and new orleans center. he trained people in the film. he received an advocacy fellowship and named a public interest fellow by harvard law school. next we have maurice call well. he was convicted in the housing project here in san francisco. there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime yet he was still convicted based on the false testimony of a single neighbor. he was sentence to life behind bars. in prison mr. colwell contacted the center for help and located two witnesses who saw the murder and said mr. colwell was not involved in anyway. they located the real killer who confessed and he committed the murder. that man is serving a life sentence for a subsequen
. they would stop for a drink and play polka, not polka, poker. and lynched to john gibbons play an accordion on his wooden leg. you had the sense of people having come over if not in mass by a great number to this other place with a kind of echo of that place being transposed into the world that became my world. so that of my mother's side of the family. my father's side was more mysterious. over time i heard stories of lost aunts and saint john >> new found land which is not where they are from and a deeper echo further back. i had my grandfather's passport from 1918, you could smell the must on it. all of the mysterious presences were there. my father's side was a mystery which we will get to eventually. and the third component is similar to what margaret was talking about. i irish american. i didn't know what a pure american was. none of my friends were pure americans. a lot of my friends were lebanese and from syria. i had yewish and irish american friends. all of our identities were mixed. my sense of being american was being in a mix of things. >> margaret could you also reflect in a
on something that john -- said about taxi stands. i think the sooner we get taxi stands back where they belong the better the taxi service is going to be in this city and to follow up on something that mr. -- [inaudible] said to come up with any decision they may not make any decisions regarding illegal limosines in my lifetime and i say that partly tongue and cheek because i hope i am wrong but i have never seen any action -- [inaudible] and you know the thing is i think one of the rulings that the state puc made was we're not going to fine you until we look into everything. apparently, take that to mean -- i think that they are operating illegally right now so i think you as the board have the authority to ask for that. >> thank you. >> joan wood, john horn. >> is there any other members of the public who wish to address the board if they can fill out a speaker card and bring that to me, it would be appreciated. thank you. >> mr. heal ye? >> good afternoon. now the mic is on. [laughter] i was reading the economist you are going to be holding a world cup coming up here and how are you g
cousin john edwards volunteered for possession every week. he was certified. ex exor citizenim did nothing. colt 45, crazy horse they demand the sacrifices in blood so bottles would go to the couch friday night. walls kicked until straight jackets lay waiting on the lawn. mama would site visions of gang boys with metal vent as if it explained anything. it didn't between dusk from the and dawn saturday he was ready to blow the -- up. do you want some of this? oh , no, yes oh , no or yes , i will be damn, i will be damn, i will be damn. [applause] >> this is called someone else's child. and i guess it's a sort of an imagined conversation with a took place in a real moment in my father's hospital room in a matter of weeks before he died. my father is my foster father and there was always in my life this level of awkwardness because i was not biologically his own son. and he and i never got to have the conversation that i imagined here on page in this piece. so, there is a lot of truth in it. and here we go. someone else's child. >> i'm going to write a poem about you, i said. shall
is john newlin, president of the entertainment commission. i, however, and not john newlin. i have more hair than john newlin. but i am vice chair of the commission. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible.
further ado, i'd like to introduce supervisor john avalos to introduce our next award. (applause) >> thank you, daniel. and thank you all for being here for this great, great event. it is my honor and bridge to help bring up the folks who are part of the outstanding neighborhood watch group, part of the nay street neighborhood watch of district 11. (applause) >> we can bring up linda cook and patricia de font. i am really, really proud of this neighborhood watch group. we had some really hard times back in 2008. we had a few homicides in the excelsior district, one that is very well known, the bologna homicides. these tragedies are horrible if nothing else but to help communities organize. nay street neighbors really did that. they looked out for one another. they reached out. they created relationships where perhaps they didn't exist before. they looked at their neighborhood and thought, how can we make this neighborhood safer? and they've done amazing things. they've done greening, they planted last month scores of trees in the neighborhood. they brought the community together around ga
that aren't being recognized today and i want to give a south out to john cat he and officer david sand volunteer of the police department because they are doing prefix work because they know, they know along with our police chief and all the others that if we prevent people from getting injured if we can get them into lifestyles that are safer, we will be that much more successful as a city and they are doing that with gang prevention and motivation and aspiration for the youth getting them jobs as officers in a capacity outside of their uniform that is a wonderful thing. were the to give a shout out to doctor row chair oh, vickier. [spelling?] yes, she is a hero because, she is also trying too make sure that the none-violate lifestyle is taught when people visit the hospital can they get some injury prevention vice and making that are we can prevent those injury and is then of course, there are these culturally competent staff that we have at the hospital through barbara garcia's leadership and the whole commission to make sure that we have competent support, that talk with the pati
have responded? so okay. next speaker please. >> k u.n. takas and john lazar good afternoon. good afternoon sir and thank you -- for letting us express ourselves i just want to add the same thing i'm supporting my colleague here i'm a cab driver with yellow and actually a left turn for taxis should be allowed since it is you know we don't need to make people run away from taxis anymore. >> thank you, sir. next speaker please. >> mr. kantakas followed by john lazar and -- >> hi ladies and gentlemen. nice to be here. i have been here 29 years never take a vacation never been to my country. i drive a -- [inaudible] so i saw my friend in 2012 he said to me going to mta you pickup -- i meet them i said to him sir i never put my name on the list i never signed up anything could i apply for the senior permit he said yes you qualify. sure? yes you qualify. if you put your name on the list you qualify. so i said to him sir, i come back september 28 from greece so the first appointment happened 2012 and they said to me when i come back they said to me just a minute -- what happened h
who suffer from drugs, substance abuse, chronic conditions. >> i would like to introduce john diaz from the san francisco paper, san francisco chronicle. i'm very pleased to introduce him now. john? [ applause ] >> thank you very much, jeff and good morning and welcome to our panel this morning on forced treatment and constitutional rights. can they coexist? i am john diaz, the editorial page editor from the san francisco chronicle and i'm moderating this modern's discussion with our distinguished panel. forced treatment as jeff node is one of the most contentious issues of mental health. as you look at our discussion there are informed and panelled views from both sides. there has been many debates on how to implement lawyer's law which consist of outpatient treatment. it was named after laura wilcox, a mental health worker who had been shot to death by a man who refused treatment. the county r remains the only county to implement the law. there have been other counties in los angeles county and other counties who are considering it. >> why have they not adopted the law. what is
here. (calling names) >> good afternoon commissioner i'm john i'm here to ask you to regret the error commission. we have here to be given to you our legal counsels letter and our own mitigation passage it is necessary to be sufficient. everybody in city hall say that pedestrian safety and senior safety is their top priority. however, we only get the words not the action. starting in 1980 with the city at a redevelopment agency a number of crosswalks and actually in the last 15 years it's going backwards. you will see two pictures of sidewalks they were cut in half and the metro allowed their sidewalks to be supplied with tables and chairs that cut the sidewalk. a cumulative impact of pedestrian safety and capacity has not been done not for the errors but it should have been done and it has to be define now. we're asking you to turn this eir down at this time so it cabaret edited and so this can be made part of your action on this project. and most of all this need to have a new installation of the crosswalk and it's been planned for 20 years by never got built. several of our senior
up the fact once again we have the amazing st. john event doing our food in the north light court. so, at the conclusion of this evening's event we ask you all join us in the north light court to enjoy a wonderful selection of food and wine and drinks. i'd also like to take a moment, of course, and thank mayor lee for once again extending the invitation to host the event here as well at city hall as well as our new city administrator naomi kelly who will be making remarks here promptly in a little bit. and thank them for their generous hospitality not only 230er this event but for this program because without their leadership and support the neighborhood department network would not exist. i'd also like to thank the folks at the city hall events team who every year make this event come together and make it a success. in addition, i'd like to also thank our sponsors. * once again, pg&e the fifth year in a row stepped up and become a major sponsor here for the neighborhood empowerment network. we have two new event sponsors this year. we have next door, which is a new online program her
to work on our cases but we also get to teach them and get them to understand those things that john was talking about, how they need to question, don't go into court when a judge says, oh, well, yes the statute for post conviction dna says that you are entitled to counsel but i'm suspending that because there is no money to pay for an attorney. don't walk out and say a judge says we can't do it. teach them. then because we have no money, we reach out to the local bar. law firms like jim's law firm or chris's law firm help us in situations where we are trying to establish counsel and reinforce. we get over a thousand cases a year. from that first request we are usually able to take it down to about half. many of them who are writing to us are not claiming to be innocent. they are probably claiming that their prison conditions are inadequate and they are probably right. they might be claiming that they haven't received their medication, they are probably right. they are probably -- they often complaining that they were overcharged and over sentence. they probably right. we refer them
, skyscrapers and everything. this is a poem that reimagines that gentlemen exists the bus in that skit as john henry. this is a section of it. skyscrapers and everything. j hammer henry mallet [inaudible] could barely fit hammer poking out like natural man's skyscraper to the concrete for deep machine sleep abouts income. don't go john henry traffic man, don't go across that street. the flood song poems were poems written in reaction to katrina. how can i enter that space of writing poems about that. i'm not from there and don't have family there. who benefits from that tragedy? who benefits from that disregard for humanity and the thought animals would benefit from that. this first poem is flood songs number 4 mosquitoes drinking didy. >> drink every hour next up this hour and every hour after. was born in the river there is enough to go around. drink every hour on the hour and every hour after. in the river there is enough to go around. drink every hour. there is enough to go around. drink every hour and every hour after. go to the river there is enough to go around. drink up the hours and
francis and john avalos' office, without her nobody would know what we were doing because she helps us with all of our fliers and everything that we need to do. john has been tireless. he comes to my house on fridays at 5:30 for meetings. he's a great, great supervisor and a champion for our district. and we're excited about this year. we're going to put in a park. we're going to do safety initiatives. we're looking for grant money for more beautification. if anybody is interested in starting a neighborhood watch and getting involved, call me and i can help you get started. it's a great thing to know your neighbors, even the ones who are a pain in the neck. it's a great thing to know your neighbors. [laughter] (applause) >> i would just like to say thank you to all of our neighbors because we have lived in that neighborhood for 37 years and it's just been such a joy to meet people who live right across the street and never knew what wonderful neighbors i had until we started the neighborhood watch group. so, i would strongly advise everyone to start a neighborhood watch group. it's
of st. john the baptist in this very expressive way. so different than the other kinds of clouds that we were just looking at. and this is a painting by a norwegian artist named doll and i liked it because we have a nighttime scene and so you think about seeing the clouds in the daytime or the rain clouds or competitions of clouds that are over beautiful land scapes but what do the clouds do in this picture, when we are looking at the moon through the view of the clouds? and this is a painting that is particularly close to my heart. it is mid victor an artist named john martin and this painting is his depiction of the aftermath of the great biblical floods and so the clouds and waters are parting and you can't see it in this slide reproduction but in the actual painting very far in the horizon line you have noah and the arc. but the way that the clouds almost start to take on a figural representation, it is like there is a movement of hope and promise coming in the sky and of course the skies have this long history of being associated with the heavens and mythology. and you can't talk ab
capacity for a long stable rates is now. thank you. >> thank you very much. the next speaker, john rizo, rebecca evans, tom, and karen babbitt. >> my name is jen fong. i'm a student at sf state. i think affordable rates are important for this program that will make it sustain able over time. the achieved rates that are comparable to g pvment g and e. i demand the prioritization of the local build out not only to bring jobs and money to our economy, but to help us develop renewable energy resources and update infrastructure and bring more energy independence. to me that's what's invite a vital in creation of the plan to reduce carbon emissions. so let's be a model to other cities, rest of the world and make a strong program that is efficient from fossil fuel to clean energy. >> john with the sierra club, been a supporter for this program for a dozen years or so. we are here because we want to make this program work. right now we are concerned, it's great to hear that you are going to study the rates, but the opt out rate and the rate, the cost is key. san francisco right now what is be
dr. barney horner, who is the great grandson of chief john grass from standing rock reservation in south dakota. one of the songs he gave me before he passed on, on indigenous people's day in 1995, was a song that he called the blue horse special. the blue horse special is the song that i have been fortunate enough to be able to play in a lot of different performance contexts. it's a song that was made by a man named matthew too bold, a very well respected elder whose wife, ellie, just recently passed on. both of them were very well respected for their singing skills. when i thought about doing an arrangement for today, the blue horse special came to mind. i thought i wonder if i can bring a cedar flute into an air, i thought, i wonder if i can take a pala song and turn it into a reel. what i will do is sing you the original pala song, so you can hear that, then we will go into an arrangement that also includes a little something at the end for my grandparents. (singing) if you have lip gloss put it on right now. tuck your ties in ♪
, john vaughan from harris, but if any of you need to make a head call, behind these screens we have men and women's heads, restrooms for those of you who don't know the term. behind those screens. rich is telling me i'm going back wrong end of the ship, back that way behind the screens, so feel free to go back there. so let's take a few minutes now and bring the panel up and the panel moderator, john vaughan thank my name is john vaughan, i'm from harris corporation. we're delighted a sponsor again this year of san francisco fleet week. our focus, if you had an opportunity to see on the way in the demonstration, is on interoperatability. this has been a challenge as lts general just mentioned. in the past we have been blocked in interoperatability by the use of different frequencies, by the use of different digital formats and been challenged in a number of different ways. i guess since those days there has been one important improvement, one technological improvement, that we use expensively to create interoperatability and that is ip networks built of sdparate systems and the
them right here. they tell us this is my english class and it was john i was sitting up in the left-hand corner. we go up and find that. we pull little john i and talk to little john i. * johnny. it's not for prosecution at this point. we use the reward program. it's to identify them because we'll get them after that. now, what if i got identified merc through one of these things? that's a big way for us to help get a good case on someone. this is an example of some of the reward posters that we do. we also have -- in phoenix, we have those little flash cams. i think we had some over here, the vendors area. flash cams are awesome. these people don't even understand. we even have some flash cams that talk to you. you are trespassing in the area. vacate the area. they don't care. they just keep tagging. we use some of those flash cams to put on these -- put on here to try to catch them. put them on the media and catch them that way. all right. some of the fun parts on why we're doing what we're doing. >> hey, mike, [speaker not understood]. >> joe? >> yeah. >> i don't know what he he
in 2012 many people said we couldn't reach consensus i say thank you john, thank you controller ben. and thank you city attorney dennis and treasurer. and thank you to the desire business community. thank you for your lisp and partisanship by replacing our gross receipt tax and now we must work together to develop this transparency. we must work together on the funds that we've raised for small businesses and economic development. and we're pitting thousands of san franciscans back to work on construction projects. and we're working and providing that san francisco of admission bay and the trans bay tower can coexist with chinatown and other quiet west side neighbors. infrastructure as most of you know is near and dear to my heart. i drafted our cities first blue print to up grade our infrastructure. and in the last two years we've got funds now for the water supply to be ready for the next earthquake. in the next few weeks i'll partner together with other supervisors to get the most vulnerable buildings to be retro if i had. the rebuilding of san francisco hospital the largest bond
of the things that john lazaro mentioned as far as developing his own app, spending money to develop his own app. we will put one out in the next couple of weeks which will echo a lot of features. we will expand our dispatch service, to have some of those features that will allow the drivers to connect with their passengers by phone on the way. we are spending money and time to expand. the biggest problem i have, that i want to address, with what is on the agenda today besides being against it is the way he came here before you today. when something as important as the proposed legislation is before the board of supervisors, is relegated to the committee. the supervisors looked it over, and presented back to the board. we had a lot of time to discuss this. even though there has been some talk about an app developed as far as specifics, with excerpts, and the actual specifics of what was all about were put up friday afternoon which most people -- a lot of stuff is threatening for our companies, very litigious. i would encourage you for more discussion rather than to look at it for a day. >
wisely and so i have asked him to step forward and i have asked john paul s ema h a who has been on our treasure island and watch what he is going to do because that is a new part of our city and it's one where if he conducts all of the work that he is going to do as a commissioner on treasure island, he is go to get a lot more treasure island to serve the that you saws of small residents that are a part of it and so we are seeking more fault and please step forward and represent our communities proudly and i'm very willing to work with all of you and on behalf of our city and on behalf of this wonderful celebration that we have, i call upon on our coaches for the arab heritage celebration, jeff who's here as well as l u b n a to please come on up and receive and just again, thank you very much for your work in the film festival and l u b n a for the wonderful leader ship that you have and devise that you are giving to he to run a vibrant culture center and i hopey that you are able to get a larger cultural center is because the population is going and i hopey that we are able to get yo
can go ahead and have john who is under contract with us and has still money left under this contract to pursue that in looking at the l p i. contract and we'll put that under future agenda item. >> okay. we can go to public comment for future agenda item. and again seeing no one come we'll close comment. last item? >> the last item is an adjournment. >> we are adjourned. thank you very much. >> >> >> >> >> the weekly buzz, it is the last week of march mark your calendars because there is much to see this week in san francisco. this friday, march 29th comes to the museum for the season opening of friday night's young, each evening takes a unique scene tied in with the special exist and permanent collections, this week after hours art event changed every weeks and includes a mix of dance performance and lecture and more, walk in and experience all of the public programs for free. and after art night, come dance yourself into shape with a free outdoors zunba class, get a great work out at the sunset rec center and enjoy the great outdoors, the class begins at 11 and rsvp is required. al
's concluding speech would be. but i was also interested in the speech of john lewis who was the chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. just days before the march, i had met one of the snick activists at a conference. his name was stokely car michael. and from that time on, i understood that when we refer to martin luther king as the leader of the movement, we're also referring to him as a symbol for something much larger than any one person. i think that that's so important for us to understand as we teach young people about the meaning of martin luther king on martin luther king day, that they understand that they -- their generation is what made the movement possible. that the people who staged the sit-ins, the young children in birmingham, they made the movement possible. and i think that this is a extremely important as we commemorate martin luther king. now, also in the 50 years since the march on washington, some amazing things have happened, in my life and many of the lives of the people in this room. if someone had come to me at the march and said, guess what,
welcome to our very own heros san francisco police officers john coffee and david sans . >> thank you things going to be short and sweet and but i like too thank my hair cannot be that white ... i like to thank all my interfere and is especially gregg surfor allowing us do what we do is special thank to supervisor camp poe and is his assistants for always being there for us and i know the mayor left but if there is anything in this room that can get they two minutes of his time, i know i can get this city to be a safer place for awful us. with the help of my partner. and then in closing i'll like to say there is a lot of beautiful hearts here and there were some big ones on the way in and none of them came as whole with the love that i have for my if girlfriend. plast. >> that was short. i thought i was going to stand there for an hour. first i would just like to thank every everyone for their support and this idea that has become so much more with their help and captains col rails and most zero and our sergeant and supervisor kayser camp poe and is his staff and micro, my f
by their education that wanted to make them as a john wayne, you know? apparently. it was very sensitive in reality. you have to be sensitive anyway. but to look real mature like that. so i wanted to show the first collection i did. for me, it was evident. the male object. i always felt, not consulted because i do not consider myself as a woman, but i felt insulted for the woman to say, you know, there was that expression for the woman. [speaking foreign language] she had a lot to say, a very
for everybody and get rid of all of the relics of john forester and the vehicular bicyclists or those who want to travel or who are advocate of the speed cyclists but realize in the netherlands the average piece of cycling is 12 miles an hour. that's enough because already you're faster than the cars and it makes cycling at reach for everybody. and that's one thing that is important, realize that it's not actual safety but perceived safety what makes people cycle. if people feel safe, and i can guarantee you that a lot of people will not feel safe on a bicycle lane where they could easily get doored or if they are just a little less bit concentrated or make strange movements, they will be in the car traffic and they will be run over. so think about that it will be a lot better idea to remove the parked cars away from the sidewalk and have your bicycle path then between the parked cars and the pavement. i guarantee you that's all people who are latent cyclists will feel much safer. can have the children also on these poik paths where i can guarantee you a lot of parents won't have their childre
, we're students. we got some students from john f. kennedy high school, and here we got some students from martin luther king junior high school out there. and we'd like to give a special shout out to assistant principal braxton. we'd like to present something for you to think about and then come to your groups and talk about it and hopefully we end something and hopefully we don't end our lives in tragedy. this isn't tragedy like the ancient greeks used to do like sophocles and euripides. we have our principal characters and a greek chorus (music). >> i'm an ares, i'll be playing the role of the prince. that's it for costumes, guys, we're on a tight budget. what makes a tragedy a tragedy? the ancient greeks would say it's from a king falls from grace. he was once a great king but a few scenes later he was blind and starving. it's the choices you make that determine your outcomes. now, before we begin i want you to guys to remember this story is based on true events. this is fictionalized. >> we didn't paint that on that wall. >> look at my store. every time someone paints on m
employment program. you will see his good work here also john boswell, who came in at the last minute and help us pull this together. he did it in exchange for tyne bank hours with the bay area community exchange time bank. if you want to know about that, you can learn about that across the hall after lunch. finally, from the broadband technology opportunity program, which provides opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities to teach each other, to learn from each other, and create more connections across all of our communities. please q the video, and after that, we will dismiss for lunch after a little explanation. >> we want people to come into the center and learn how to use all the different social media so they are not left behind. we do not want the whole community to be left behind. >> i have always been intimidated by computers. afraid that i would break anything. i wanted to learn. i wanted to see if i could, you know? but i was not sure, because of my age. i have grandkids i did not get to see as often as i would like, but my son post pictures all the time. >> i
afternoon. >> good afternoon my name is john can kessler i'd like to say the people that run uber and side car are very much in the game theory 2 types of players those that try to get ahead by following the rules and those that try to get ahead by ignoring the rules and i don't know which kind of people you want in this city i call that second group anarchists in terms of more cabs currently if it's just about numbers then each cab in the city wouldn't be empty fifty percent of the time fifty percent of the time they are empty and you can check that fact. it's not a matter of numbers it's a matter of efficiency. if it was just about numbers, take a listen to this -- new york city has one cab per 634 people the city of san francisco has one cab for 450 people if you add -- one last item. one last item is credit cards i just basically figured out on average i pay excuse me -- five dollars 75 cents per shift for credit card feeses. that's 3 million dollars for the industry as a whole. does it really cost them 3 million dollars to up keep those machines in the cars? i don't think so. ap
we grew up in the city, that the cops are here for them. john wooden said that you need to have ability to teach them to motivate. this defines a leader. if you can't teach, you can't motivate, you can't lead. i asked you on the first day of your promotional training, to think of the person that you ranked. and each of you chose a leader as that person, because that person inspired you. and now i want you to inspire your charges to be a generation of leaders, just like that person inspired you. take a chance on them and encourage them to make the right decisions. and when it doesn't go for the grace of god as it should, support them. as your most admired mentor supported you. and encourage them to keep making thoughtful for the right reason decisions. they and you will be better for it. finally -- i bet everyone is relieved. i want to thank your family and friends for being here, and what you put in the hard drive of these promoted officers. it's how you cared for them what they are today. all of you did a great job. and i thank for the gift of these officers and the department
] george, i want to say is it w u. and john gates creative cfo who works at the hospital and the chairman of the board mr. bob -- [ applause ] . throughout this process, i had the luxury of a number of people helping and counseling me and encouraging me, but i would like to particularly thank bishop mark andrews who has been a tremendous supporter of saint lukes. and last but not least, i want to thank the san francisco coalition. we, as part of our process had meetings with the coalition in my office, their executive committee that varied from 10-13 in size from meeting to meeting and also their liaison mr. mark kumar who kept everyone a price apprised of what we were doing. i know that san francisco is still a city that knows how and wants the city to work and cares about each other. congratulations to san francisco. i want to introduce our fine mayor ed lee. [ applause ] . >> thank you. i yelled out wife and family to make sure that there was a way in which to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice that lou gerardo has given. when you see construction workers, you know something big is
receives a visit from john nitto. he returns to the faces above the steaming plates before he's out into the neon lit street leaving behind a trail of rose petals bark as sacrificial hearts. thank you. [applause]. >> whenever i had writer's block i do research so i thought i would redo a section which started as writer's block and it took place in a library. i think all you need to know is my narrater is 19. the object of affection is 21. max's mother is a piannist and also polish. >> i saw little of rose after she moved her 2 valises into the nurses room on valentine's day of 1939. she did not allow a gust to drive her to the louve. she did not pause to look at me when i went to the gallery wearing a new shirt. nor did she take meals to my families. sometimes this was the best. at the dinner table my parents argued. father had been unsuccessful in keeping the newspapers from others. she practiced less and less. germany is not poland said my father. there are no contacts in berlin. >> he's a crazy man when i hear him on the radio. i can barely understand the german he's speaking
are one thing that i think is extremely important. i'm hearing from john reez oh that lower rates is actually exciting for me because i think that's what i'm looking at. i want to see the rates reduced, i want to see somehow there being an incentive for getting more people to participate in this program. i don't want to us move quickly and then have the program not be successful. i would like to if at all possible, see what the build outlooks like, what the plan looks like and i know there are explorations around the amount of money it would cost and whether or not the financing through bonds are an option but i want to really understand what that actually looks like because i think that's really extremely important because they be and only then with a specific plan around the build out we can expect when the jobs will begin to roll out. so seeing a clear concrete plan is important. i want to be able to advocate aggressively for this program but i want to have facts and want to say to my constituents this is my program and i want to make sure we are doing it right. so i would li
by genetics and it's very much shaped by environment. and so my mentor john monaghan likened the problem of predicting violent people to predicting violent storms. when you think of meteorology, you think of the difficulty of classifying a hurricane and tracking a hurricane, making judgments about such complex behavior that has sort of chaotic premises underlying it, you're going to make lots of mistakes. you're going to make lots of mistakes in both directions. sometimes you're going to make a mistake when you think the storm is going to hit and it doesn't and sometimes you're going to make mistakes where you think the storm is not going to hit and it does. and i think one of the great challenges, quite frankly, for the legal system, is understanding statistics well enough to make that judgment about where you draw that line that anita was referring to about where do you want to avoid the errors. you want to avoid the errors, a category five hurricane is going to hit miami but there is only a 40% likelihood that that hurricane is going to hit miami, do you evacuate the city? well, if yo
have federal inspection authority over their projects. isn't that correct? john is shaking his head yes. >> they do, but it's the opinion of the city attorney that they still have to comply with the housing code. they can be subject to routine inspections. it was the policy of the previous director not to do them because of staffing issues and the fact that there was no funding for that mandate at the time that we had very low staffing levels. we have done them historically in the past. we may do them in the future. that's a policy issue that would be at a level above me. >> and the life safety question is one, too, that's important because it may accelerate response [speaker not understood] -- >> it does already. >> at what point does a nonworking toilet become a life safety issue? >> it depends upon what the issue is with it. if it's just something that needs to be unclogged, that's not a life safety issue. >> do we -- >> if it doesn't work, the housing authority transfers that individual to another building because they can't get the toilet to work, then it wouldn't be. but generally
permit. >> thank you. >> next speaker. thank you. >> commissioners. i'm john kilgam and i am the first cousin of the (inaudible) sponsor and i am from san francisco and i live with mel and his wife and daughter and cocoa. very interesting chocolate lab. i have watched this family over the last seven years wondering when they are going to get their family home built. and i have seen the changes that were made and i have seen the issues that were dealt with by the planning department. and i have seen it cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars before you even get started with the project. mel has completed over 200 projects in this city during his time here and this is the first time that he has come across such (inaudible) opposition and it is unprecedented and grotseque and unbelievable and bizarre that a group of neighbors can stop him from having his family home built. they know, that every time change is made, and a hold up is in place, it is costing him thousands of dollars. tonight, you commissioners can stop all of this. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please? >> >> good
that was the case. let me turn it over to him. >> good evening, commissioners, john cevalen on behalf of oska while it is not involved with the appeal, it is clearly the focus of the appeal and we want to speak to the issues in her brief. we have entered to a lease with the owner of 2130 fillmore to operate a store. the permit is not related to the use of the retail space. the permit before you tonight is solely for structural strengthening and would need to be conducted before regardless of whot tenant is. >> they have filed a separate permit which has been appealed and will be before you on may 15th. >> while we may be discussing in more detail the character of oska at that separate hearing, i wanted to set the record straight on a couple of the issues that she has brought up in the appeal brief. there are currently only 8 locations in operation in the united states. there is one additional one currently in the process of opening in beverly hills and i wanted to point out a couple of errors in the list from the brief i have not seen the list that she brought you here tonight. there is only one os
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